Best aluminium fishing boats | Australia’s Greatest Boats 2017

We present the best aluminium fishing boats contenders in the 2017 Australia’s Greatest Boats shootout.

Here are the five best aluminium fishing boats contenders at Australia’s Greatest Boats 2017. At some time in the last 12 months, each boat was thoroughly tested in the field by one of our boat reviewers, where it was found to have scored very highly. The highest scoring aluminium fishing boats were then invited to attend Australia’s Greatest Boats 2017.

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Best aluminium fishing boats 2017

Surtees 700 Gamefisher hardtop

Surtees 700 Game Fisher

Senior boat tester John ‘Bear’ Willis originally said "the Surtees would have to rate as one of the quietest hulls on the water – aluminium or fibreglass". This hull is built for serious sports fishers, with further innovations including the Deluxe Bait Station, capacity for a full galley, water, and a 10-year warranty.


Stabicraft 2400 Supercab

Stabicraft 2400 Supercab

Stabicraft is a past winner with its 2150 Supercab and a multiple finalist in other Greatest Boats events. High expectations are born from the company’s relentless drive for innovation and safe and secure rides. This Stabicraft 2400 Supercab is an all-rounder with predictable handling, comfort and security.


Stessco Renegade 480

Stessco 480 Renegade

A locally-made aluminium centre console fishing boat, the Stessco 480 Renegade punches well above its weight for ride and value. With a Yamaha F70 it has impressive ride, especially when it’s flat-out. There’s some magic under the waterline as the Stessco holds and grips the water confidently at all speeds.


Anglapro Sniper 514 Pro Side Console

Anglapro Sniper 514 Pro Side Console

One off Australia’s most value-for-money centre consoles, this vessel is a hell of a good buy, even when tricked up with a new Mercury 115 ProXS outboard motor and an 80lb MotorGuide. Standouts are the strong construction, wide beam, masses of deck room and performance. This boat truly represents exceptional value for money.


Tracker Pro Guide V175SC

Tracker Pro-Guide V-175 SC

The Tracker Pro-Guide V-175 SC was the dark horse of Australia’s Greatest Boats 2017. With an unusually styled fully-welded 3mm hull, it stands out from other imported boats in this class. It’s a potent package that will be hard to beat for its fun factor, yet it has many other highlights including the soft, smooth ride and the fish-friendly layout.


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